2012 Session Archive

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  • Icon 09Faculty Panel: Consumer to Creator

    Meg Van Baalen-Wood | COE 506

    Using technology to engage students in productive learning

    Panel members: Tammy Mielke, Elementary and Early Childhood Education; Kaijsa Calkins, Libraries/Coe Reference; Ann Marie Hart, Nursing; Rick Fisher, English
    Meg Van Baalen-Wood, moderator 

  •  Icon 08Massively Open Online Courses & Open Educational Resources

    Suzanne Young & Pepper Werner | COE 218

    Participants will discuss the hows and whys of using external videos in an online course.


  • COE 506

    PechaKutcha 20x20 is a fun and simple presentation format where you show 20 slides, each for 20 seconds. The slides advance automatically and you talk along to the slides. It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.


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    Writing Your Own E-Textbook: A Brief Overview

    Robin Hill | COE 218

    A textbook is assumed to be an original and comprehensive set of instructional materials, prepared in advance of a class. Given that almost any textbook produced now will be built on electronic files, a teacher-author who plans the composition carefully from the start will find the end product easier to handle. We will discuss (1) authoring tools and platforms; (2) document structures and formats; and (3) distribution mechanisms.

    "Several different projects will be described. Robin Hill's own goals are concise content, internal cross-references, an exercise bank, circumscription of extracts for discussion, and free distribution to students via posting online and free reader applications on various choices of systems. She writes in a plain-text markup language (XHTML) as the source format, with ePUB as the central document format. She will also describe a textbook written by Bob Sprague in Microsoft Word for the ePub, mobi, and iBook platforms. Bob's goals include ease of authoring with a familiar interface, and well-developed publishing platforms. Specific topics useful to many paradigms will include manuscript elements such as tables of contents and footnotes, file conversion, embedding of links in the text for references, accessibility, device variations, printing, and options for charging a fee."

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    Icon 08Filling the Void: Real-Time Interaction in Online Environments

    Stoney Gaddy & Keri De Deo | COE 216

    From online office hours to class sessions to technical support, the presenters demonstrate how to engage learners synchronously in the online environment utilizing Web conferencing. The presenters will demonstrate how using Blackboard Collaborate engages students. Keri De Deo, who will be off site, presents methods of using Collaborate in online and traditional classes through Collaborate. Stoney Gaddy, Director of Distance and Distributive Learning at NWCCD, presents methods of using Collaborate for technical and student support. A brief overview of Transactional Distance Theory will also be provided.

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    Icon 08Blended Learning

    Meg Van Baalen-Wood | COE 218

    Everybody's talking about blended learning. This session will first explore blended learning — what it is and how it differs from what we're doing now — and its uses. Then, we'll discuss strategies for integrating blended learning into our courses. We'll finish by creating some blended learning activities for existing or upcoming courses.


  • Dr. Annette Lamb 
    COE 506

    Topic: Transmedia Time: Synergy through Digital Storytelling, Social Technology, Multimedia & Gaming

    Discover practical ways educators can build technology-rich, fluid environments for learning using existing online content, resources, and tools. Create compelling, cohesive and convincing experiences that motivate students and address key subject area standards and 21st century skills. By matching realistic content and meaningful contexts with multi-platform communication, teachers can use technology to transform classroom assignments and assessments. Explore tons of examples you can use in your classroom today! 


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    The Virtual Edge Reboot

    Rachel Watson | COE 218

    The Virtual Edge is a set of online, dry labs that complement all twenty-six wet labs for both General and Medical Microbiology. These virtual labs contain images, text, videos, and interactive content that have all been developed within the UW Microbiology teaching labs. We evaluated Virtual Edge with a quasi-experimental research study in the spring of 2009. Our findings showed that students using the virtual labs rather than the traditional paper-based quiz method had improved practical knowledge. All Medical and General Microbiology students now access the Virtual Edge prior to each lab and use it as a preview of the wet lab to come. For the past six years we have provided this resource as open courseware. Students and educators around the world regularly access the content of the Virtual Edge through the website and YouTube. During this previous summer (2012) the Virtual Edge was reevaluated and redesigned to improve and expand usefulness and accessibility.

    This session will showcase the Virtual Edge as a supplemental learning tool. The use of the Virtual Edge to replace the wet labs for students with severe allergies, chemical sensitivities or for those who are immunocompromised will also be described. A report on the findings of the reevaluation and the process of redesign will also be presented. If session attendees are interested, a description of the use of YouTube for supplemental class material can be demonstrated. 

  • Icon 08Save Time, Organize and Write: The Tale of Two Technologies.

    Athena Kennedy | COE 218

    Save time by organizing and writing your papers and writing projects in Scrivener, a web based application designed for thesis, dissertation, and book writing. Couple Scrivener with Dragon Dictation, a free voice recognition app that dictates 5x faster than typing, and you have a whole new approach to writing! Great for grad students, researchers, and anyone who writes! Athena will demonstrate the features of Scrivener and show some projects on which she is working. She will discuss how she uses Scrivener as a graduate student and how it can be used in other capacities.

    Athena will also discuss the Dragon Dictation app and demonstrate how it works. She will then show how she has written a paper using Dragon Dictation and Scrivener together. Athena will share ideas of how Dragon Dictation can be used in many capacities, including in student services roles and for student academic success.